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Behavioral Health Services (BHS)

If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For Access to Services or the Crisis Line, call: 1-888-724-7240.

The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Division provides mental health and alcohol or other drug services for children, youth, families, adults, and older adults.

BHS promotes recovery and well-being through prevention, treatment, and intervention, as well as integrated services for clients experiencing both mental illness and alcohol or other drug issues. Services are offered through contracted providers and County-operated facilities.

The Division embraces Live Well San Diego, the County’s over-arching initiative to promote healthy, safe and thriving communities throughout the County of San Diego.

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Edgemoor Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility

Edgemoor provides 24 hour long-term skilled nursing care for individuals with complex medical needs who require specialized interventions from highly trained staff.

Gives information on all San Diego County providers of Alcohol or other Drug Services and Mental Health Services. The listing includes license type, primary region, Medi-Cal availability, provider name, phone number and address, languages spoken, and populations served.

Mental Health Services Act

“The Board of Supervisors approved the MHSA Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Update on July 19, 2016. Now it will move forward to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission by August 19, 2016.”

Network of Care – Service Directory Website

The Provider Resource Listing provides information on all County operated and contracted programs that provide Mental Health Services and Alcohol or Other Drug Services. The listing includes type of service, program names, administrative phone numbers, hours of operation, and populations served.

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Pathways to Well-Being is a collaborative effort between Behavioral Health Services and Child Welfare Services to address the mental health needs of children/youth and families in the child welfare system.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires that Behavioral Health provider agencies make voter registration opportunities available to disabled populations at the time that clients are enrolled for services. The NVRA training, presented on this website, is required to be taken by provider staff once each year, and outlines legal requirements and County expectations under this Act. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact your Contracting Officer Representative (COR).

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Manchester Police And Hospital To Launch Heroin Recovery Initiative Called HOPE


Manchester Police And Hospital To Launch Heroin Recovery Initiative Called HOPE

MANCHESTER — Police will team with Manchester Memorial Hospital, volunteer coaches and other community partners to help heroin addicts find paths to recovery outside the criminal justice system.

Modeled on a program pioneered in Gloucester, Mass. Manchester’s HOPE (Heroin/Opioid Prevention Education) initiative is to begin next month, police Chief Marc Montminy said Tuesday at a meeting of the town’s board of directors.

Police will guide addicts to recovery, rather than court and jail, Montminy said. Officers will reach out to heroin users, asking if they’ve had enough of the physical decay, family estrangement and loss of livelihood and self-respect that typically affect addicts. Those who agree to seek treatment will be taken directly to Manchester Memorial Hospital’s emergency room after surrendering any drugs or needles. If they are simply users, Montminy said, they will not be arrested.

Arrests have not slowed the rising death toll. Last year, 14 people died in Manchester of heroin overdoses, and I have every reason to believe that 2016 will be worse, Montminy said. Currently, police see an average of one overdose each week and more than one death each month, Montminy said.

As he and Mayor Jay Moran noted, heroin abuse is a state and national epidemic. Deaths from heroin-related overdoses totaled 10,574 nationwide in 2014, more than three times the number in 2010. Heroin-related deaths soared in Connecticut from 174 in 2012 to 416 last year. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid often added to heroin, has fueled the surge, state Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill said. If current rates hold, more than 330 people will die from fentanyl alone in the state this year, Gill said.

Gloucester’s Angel Initiative inspired Manchester’s HOPE program. Launched last year, the program made police the point agency in moving addicts directly into treatment. Addicts are allowed to surrender any drugs and needles they have with the understanding that they will not face arrest and that police and community volunteers called angels will help them emerge from hellish lives.

Manchester officers know many of the local addicts and see them daily, Montminy said. For those seeking treatment, police will check for any outstanding warrants and will continue to arrest drug dealers and anyone caught committing a crime, Montminy said. All officers will receive about four hours of training before the HOPE initiative begins, he said.

Heroin kills more people in Connecticut with each passing year. With heroin-related deaths expected to climb above 380 in 2015, someone is now dying every day. But it is an addiction that defies simple answers. The dead are young and old, rich and poor, from cities and suburbs. It is an insidious.

Heroin kills more people in Connecticut with each passing year. With heroin-related deaths expected to climb above 380 in 2015, someone is now dying every day. But it is an addiction that defies simple answers. The dead are young and old, rich and poor, from cities and suburbs. It is an insidious.

Eastern Connecticut Health Network, the hospital’s parent organization, will be the program’s clinical gateway, Montminy said. Medical professionals will evaluate incoming addicts, determine their needs and provide a bed if necessary, Dr. Robert Carroll, head of ECHN’s emergency department, said at the town directors meeting.

Most addicts, however, can be treated as outpatients, either with methadone or suboxone, Dr. Nedson Campbell, an addiction treatment specialist at the hospital, told directors. Asked after the meeting if ECHN has the resources to handle an influx of addicts seeking treatment, Carroll said the organization has an obligation to help.

The HOPE program also will recruit recovery coaches, who are to help people focus on keeping clean, Montminy said. Pathfinders, a local recovery group, will hold a class for those who want to be coaches, he said. Money for the training likely will come from the police department’s drug asset forfeiture funds, the chief said.

The town human services department is to help HOPE clients find housing, employment and access to state resources and other services, department Director Mary Roche Cronin said.

When they come out, it’s going to be a challenging time for them, and we need to be there to assist, Cronin said.


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Department of Otorhinolaryngology


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Residents will perform the majority of their rotations at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Founded in 1874 as the nation’s first teaching hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the flagship hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The facility provides a comprehensive range of both in- and out-patient services, including highly specialized tertiary and quaternary levels of care in more than 200 specialty programs and clinics. For 2014-2015 HUP had 36,737 adult admissions, 65,365 emergency department visits, and 1,515,612 outpatient visits.

Hospital of the University of Pennysylvania, located at 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Pennsylvania Hospital

The original Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the United States and over the years has had a long teaching and faculty affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania hospital has evolved into a 496-bed tertiary care hospital with a very busy subspecialty surgical component. The hospital was acquired by the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 1997 and provides an excellent addition and a very strong clinical volume for resident education. For 2014-2015, Pennsylvania Hospital had 19,854 adult admissions and 34,390 emergency department visits. The rotations at Pennsylvania Hospital are under the direction of five full-time faculty providing an emphasis in high volume general otolaryngology, laryngology, facial plastic surgery, and head and neck and reconstructive surgery.

Pennsylvania Hospital, located at 8th Spruce Streets.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center provides complementary experience in general otolaryngology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, otolology, as well as facial trauma. Outpatient surgery is performed in an ambulatory surgery center within the new Penn Medicine University City building. The Level 1 Trauma Center for the University of Pennsylvania Health System is located at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, which is now a 331 bed facility with the recent addition of the Pavilion for Advanced Care. For 2014-2015, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center had 14,634 adult admissions and 38,048 emergency department visits.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, located at 39th and Market Streets.

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC)

The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located only two blocks from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The hospital is a 453-bed facility with 170 surgical beds and a large otolaryngology service under the direction of three faculty providing general otolaryngology services as well as specialty care in head and neck oncology, laryngology, and rhinology. The Philadelphia VAMC is a referral hospital for other VA hospitals in the region. Our faculty are actively involved in basic science research with laboratories located at the Philadephia VAMC.

Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located at 42nd and Woodland Streets.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the oldest children’s hospital in America. CHOP and is consistently ranked as one of the best children s hospitals in the United States. CHOP attracts patients from across the globe who wish to receive world-class care. CHOP is a 530 bed facility with 31,262 inpatient admissions and 88,212 emergency department visits in the last year. Annually, over 8,000 otolaryngology operative procedures are performed at CHOP. The variety of these procedures spans the breadth of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. CHOP maintains a Cochlear Implant Program as well as a Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders. The pediatric otolaryngology research scientist and clinical faculty direct a diverse program of basic science and clinical research projects.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, located at 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard.


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Air Force One Has New Defensive Systems, Antennas #what #is #ptsd,


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Air Force One Has New Defensive Systems, Antennas

Plans for a new presidential aircraft by the end of the decade have been set aside, but the current flying White House is constantly being upgraded and has been observed with new communications and defensive systems.

A new aircraft was once expected sooner. We have recognized for several years now that the Air Force One replacement is out there in our future in the late teens, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said in September 2011. But since then, the recapitalization plan has been put on hiatus.

The tail cone of Air Force One bristles with defensive systems at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June 2012. Photo and annotations by John Gourley

President Barack Obama famously criticized Detroit automobile executives for using business jets to fly to Washington for a Capitol Hill appearance. That, plus a simple absence of funding, means that what the Air Force calls Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) is going nowhere. In the past the Air Staff quoted a target date of 2017, and later revised it to 2019. More recently, officials say a new plane for the commander-in-chief is still farther away.

The Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380 have been named as possible candidates to replace the existing presidential Boeing 747s. In 2009, Airbus s parent company said it would offer a candidate to any competition for a new Air Force One.

There appears to be no issue of structural fatigue with the presidential 747s. As of 2009, the last year for which figures were released, each aircraft had flown about 6,500 hours and was expected to log 450 hours per year. A 747 airliner of the same vintage, kept in the air far more often, would have at least ten times as many airframe hours on its structure.

Bumps and Bulges

Multi-purpose conformal antennas are almost flush against the fuselage side of this VC-25A presidential aircraft at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June 2012.
Photo and annotations by John Gourley

Air Force One is the radio callsign for any Air Force aircraft with the president aboard. The term is used conversationally to refer to two VC-25As, or Boeing 747-200s (serial numbers 86-28000 and 86-29000) that have pulled presidential transportation duty since 1990. George H. W. Bush was the first president to fly on one of the 747s.

The aircraft are flown by the Presidential Airlift Group (PAG), and belong to Air Mobility Command s 89th Airlift Wing, based at Andrews AFB, Md.

During a stop at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June, aircraft 86-29000 was seen to be equipped with various items that help keep the president in touch and provide security.

Not new to the VC-25A:

  • About five AN/ALQ-204 Matador infrared (IR) countermeasures devices are located at the tail and behind the four engines, Previously used on the VC-137C (Boeing 707-320B) presidential aircraft and on airliners and executive aircraft, the device emits pulsed IR signals to foil attacks by heat-seeking missiles.

Thought to be new or recent additions to the VC-25A:

  • An AN/AAR-54(V) missile launch warning receiver located at the tail is intended to report and track missile threats by zeroing in on their ultraviolet exhaust signature. The receiver is also in use on special-operations warplanes like the MC-130H Combat Talon II.
  • The AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis Directional Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM) system, which can be directed by the AAR-54, fires pulsating flashes of IR energy that confuse a missile s guidance system.
  • Conformal antennas: the VC-25As have been retrofitted with multi-purpose conformal antennas adaptable to satellite communications systems and other purposes. They resemble Band-Aids or patches but are, in fact, antennas that appear to have no effect on the aerodynamic performance of the 747.

Robert F. Dorr is an author, U.S. Air Force veteran, and retired American diplomat who.


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St. Cloud VA Health Care System

Contact the St. Cloud VA Health Care System

St. Cloud VA Health Care System offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation’s Veterans. For additional contact information you may also view our phone directory or A to Z List of Services .

Contacting a Patient

If you come to visit a patient, please see our maps for directions and parking locations.

If you would like to send a card, gift or flowers to a patient, the mailing address is:

Patient Name (Patient Room Number)
c/o VA Medical Center
4801 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303

For the location of an inpatient or their phone number, dial the Health Care System at (320) 252-1670 or toll free at 1 (800) 247-1739.

Telephone Care

Please contact our telephone care line if you need medical advice, have a question about your medication, or need to schedule a non-urgent appointment. Your location determines which number to use.

  • Within St. Cloud VA area: 252-1670
  • Outside of the St. Cloud calling area:
    Toll-free 1(866) 687-7382

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (320) 255-6339.

If you have a compliment, complaint, or other issue which you believe requires resolution, please contact one of our Patient Representatives at (320) 255-6353.

Release of Information

If you need to get information from your medical records, please contact our Release of Information Office at (320) 255-6336.

Inquiry Routing and Information System

VA has establised an inquiry routing and information system which provides answers to frequently-asked questions. You may also use this system to submit a comment, question, or concern.

News Media

Members of the news media should contact our Public Affairs Office at (320) 255-6353.



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Careers and Volunteers at Monongahela Valley Hospital #monongahela #valley #hospital, #mvh,


Careers Volunteers

We are honored that you are interested in joining our team, TEAM MVH. The members of Team MVH are exceptional men and women who share a common commitment to service to our communities, excellence in clinical care and customer service that is second to none.

Prior to viewing positions for which we are accepting applications or volunteer opportunities, please review Monongahela Valley Hospital’s STARS, our Standards of Performance. Our STARS, Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety, reflect our team’s expectations for each other.

At Monongahela Valley Hospital, we value:


We demonstrate the spirit of caring. We serve our guests above and beyond their needs. We provide the level of care and service we want for our own family. Each Team MVH member, regardless of position;

  • Answers any unattended telephone within three rings.
  • Responds to our guests in need of assistance by answering a call light or bed alarm.
  • Smiles and greets fellow elevator passengers, and if needed, patients and visitors come first, even if it means you exit the elevator.
  • Check with guests who are waiting to provide for their comfort.
  • Follows through and follows up. Delivers on what was promised.


Each employee demonstrates commitment to co-workers by:

  • Treating each other with respect and valuing each person’s unique contribution to our Hospital.
  • Understanding that being rude to others is never acceptable.
  • Arriving at work on time and as scheduled.
  • Helping each other and never saying it’s not my job.


Each Employee is committed to doing the right things right, all the time. Each employee:

  • Is responsible for the outcomes of his or her work.
  • Participates in problem solving by exchanging positive thoughts, opinions and information.
  • Seeks ways to improve the care of our guests.
  • Is willing to accept new roles, responsibilities and challenges.


All Team MVH members treat others as they expect their family to be treated. We:

  • Treat guests and co-workers as unique individuals. We value diversity.
  • Maintain and protect guest and co-worker confidentiality at all times.


Each team member is responsible for safety. Without exception we:

  • Follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Use personal protective equipment as appropriate.
  • Report all accidents and incidents promptly.

To view positions for which we currently are accepting applications, please click on the continue button below. By clicking on the continue button, you acknowledge that, in the event you are employed by Monongahela Valley Hospital, you will abide and adhere to the above standards of performance at all times. You also acknowledge that failure to comply with these standards of performance will result in termination of employment.

Volunteer Opportunities

We Want You.
Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Monongahela Valley Hospital is continually recruiting volunteers for the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. the Ask Me! Greeter Program and for the Orthopedic Institute .

The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors, there’s a place for you in the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.

The Auxiliary’s members provide support services and amenities to the hospital’s patients and visitors as well as some of the youngest members of our community. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Child Registry
  • Elevator hostess/host
  • Favors and crafts
  • Front Welcome Desk
  • Gift Cart/Shop
  • Inpatient Oncology
  • SameDay Surgery Confirmation
  • Volunteens

For more information about the Auxiliary, please call the hospital’s Community Relations Department at 724-258-1234 .

Ask Me! Greeters
Anyone who is compassionate makes a good volunteer. At Monongahela Valley Hospital, volunteers serve as extensions to practically every department. Some people welcome visitors as Ask Me Greeters in the main lobby while other volunteers help assemble patient education folders. People who volunteer can work flexible hours – as few as two hours per week, once a month, etc.

MVH recognizes that everyone has special talents and the concierge who manages the Ask Me! Greeter program matches each person’s talent or strength with where they can make the greatest difference in the hospital.

The Orthopedic Institute
The Orthopedic Institute at Monongahela Valley Hospital is changing the way that patients and their families experience joint replacement. This proven program is centered around the fundamental principle of wellness and volunteers play an active role in the patient experience. Volunteers work beside the medical and professional staff as they provide care to patients. They support patients – serving-one-on-one – sometimes even as an extended family ‘coach’ during therapy and group activities when needed. The Orthopedic Institute volunteers also assist with the pre-op classes, group therapy sessions, group and reunion lunches, preparing and cleaning equipment for physical therapy, preparing patient information packets and visiting with and encouraging patients.

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Hospital Management Information System

Hospital Information System (HIS) or Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) or Hospital Management System (HMS) software are synonyms of hospital e-Governance initiatives, which means making a hospital management paperless. This includes the clinical, back office and generic management of all activities. Electra HIS integrates the entire resources of a hospital into one integrated software solution. It is a web-based, enabled with mobile access, patient-centric information system; covering inpatient, outpatient, emergencies & other day-to-day activities of a hospital.

Electra Hospital Management System (HMS) from ACGIL makes such an attempt and offers a world class hospital management information system which is always up-to-date, fits into all kinds of hardware platform including a mobile phone, specially designed for clinics, nursing homes & multi-specialty hospitals to replace their existing manual, paper based system. This includes the clinical, back office and generic management of all activities.

Our online hospital management software is a patient-centric mechanism that has exceptional capability of handling outpatients, inpatients, emergencies, day care and different other referred patient cases. We aimed at offering fully configured web based healthcare solution enabled with mobile friendly features & characteristics. With the assistance of healthcare intelligence system, hospitals, clinics, and other medical institutions can keep all processes under control and can make quick decision through mobile or hand set support.

List of Modules:

Electra, HMIS offers, Off-The-Shelf, a modular concept and flexible in terms of choosing the modules out of requirements. All such modules are listed below for the managers to choose from:

All the modules mentioned above are integrated and will possess the ability to share and exchange information across the whole organization in real time. This will automate the work flow, manage the storage and retrieval of information centrally and render the hospital paperless.

The integrated Hospital Management Software provides several management tools such as EMR, which is more of an audit trail of doctors encounters with patients. EMR is a modern way of a hospital treating the patients. EMR covers past history, prescription suggested by doctors, opinion of distant consultants with the help of DICOM imaging or Tele-radiology. This means all vital information is residing in the system, which can be readily retrieved to help in making a timely decision.

Major benefits of our HMIS:

The most important benefits that a hospital gains out of a HMIS implementation are:

  • Improved & patient centric workflows
  • Less paper work required
  • Instant information retrieval
  • Least manpower requirements
  • Compatible with all devices, thus information is available anytime, anywhere, any device
  • Information sharing between the healthcare specialists across the world
  • Timely treatment decisions
  • Access to DICOM images online if HMIS is web based
  • Saves lot of money to the promoters if HMIS is web based
  • Streamlined administrative workflows
  • Online claims processing for cashless patients become far too easy
  • Web based HMIS can also provide services such as online appointment scheduling
  • Allows remote access to all stake holders including patients
  • Accepting payment online becomes possible with Ecommerce for payment gateways
  • Dedicated real-time customer support
  • User-friendly Interface

Medical and Laboratory Devices interfacing shall be provided for removing manual intervention. Bar codes are also generated, which can be used at various stages including labelling and identifying patients, laboratory samples, etc. Information shall be communicated and exchanged with external entities using the standards for communication that exist for data formats and message types (e.g. HL7), vocabulary (e.g. ICD-10 CM/PCS, CPT, ATC/DDD or SNOMED), and communications techniques (e.g. Web Services, SOAP).

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What Are the Requirements to Be a Hospital Administrator?

If you are interested in a job that has a lot of responsibility within the healthcare industry, you might consider becoming a hospital administrator. This career usually requires a health administration bachelor’s degree, although some of these professionals hold a master’s degree. Read on to find out more about educational requirements. Schools offering Finance and Health Care degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Does a Hospital Administrator Do?

Hospital management requires expert skills in management, budgeting and human resources. As a hospital administrator, you’ll be responsible for expensive machinery, managing employees, and the health and well-being of every hospital patient. The decisions you make and the management duties you undertake will affect how the hospital operates. In turn, you’ll impact the care patients receive and the livelihood of employees.

Important Facts About This Occupation

Requirements vary by state, but nursing care facility administrators must be licensed

Problem-solving, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

Hospitals, government, ambulatory health care facilities, nursing care facilities, group medical practices

Social and Community Service Managers, Human Resources Manager, Insurance Underwriter

Education Requirements

To prepare for a job as a hospital administrator, you’ll likely need a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. Some employers may accept a degree in business, finance or in a medical-related area. Employers may prefer or require you to have a master’s degree in a related field as well. During your degree program, you may get the opportunity to pursue a specialization, such as group practice management, mental health facility management or hospital management.

Bachelor’s Program Overview

A healthcare administration bachelor’s program combines traditional business courses with healthcare courses. The healthcare courses may be focused on business concepts or may be more scientific. In addition to completing courses, you usually complete an internship at a healthcare facility. A capstone course is another common requirement for these programs.

Common Courses

Some common courses in a healthcare administration bachelor’s program include the following:

  • Financial accounting and finance
  • Healthcare economics
  • Healthcare information management
  • Healthcare quality management
  • Medical terminology
  • Healthcare human resource management
  • Healthcare strategic management
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Health and disease
  • Leadership communication
  • Healthcare history


Experience requirements to work as a hospital administrator usually include past work in a healthcare setting, including being in a role managing people, leading others, following a budget and interacting with a wide variety of people. Experience will show that you understand how a medical office works and the special situations that you may have to deal with on-the-job. It will also help you build your skills and knowledge in the areas of medical personnel, medical equipment, patient care and hospital budgets.

Job Duties

Overseeing the operations of a hospital involves creating goals, developing plans and monitoring all areas of the hospital. You may order new equipment, hire new employees and create campaigns to help the hospital gain more business. It’s important to work closely with the hospital’s board of directors and other administrators to design a budget and keep the finances on track. You may have to handle issues that come up, such as those with patients or staff. Other requirements include making decisions about how the hospital operates or deciding if the hospital should undergo renovations.

Legal issues are also something you’ll deal with periodically. In the course of running a hospital, you’ll have to conform to the regulations set forth by the government. You’ll have to ensure equipment and employees meet legal regulations. Patient security and privacy is also a top priority.

Another aspect of your job is being the public advocate for the hospital. You’ll interact within the community, ensuring a good public image for your hospital. Attending social functions and developing relationships with leaders throughout the community may also be required.

Employment Outlook and Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), you can expect very good job opportunities in medical and health services management from 2012 to 2022 ( ). Job growth is expected to be very fast at a rate of 23%. This growth will be driven by a demand for healthcare services, especially from the aging population. The BLS reported a high average salary of $103,680 for these managers as of May 2014. General medical and surgical hospital managers averaged $110,840.

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Hospice offers medical care toward a different goal: Maintaining or improving the quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is unlikely to be cured. Each patient’s individualized care plan is updated as needed to address the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness. Hospice care also offers practical support for the caregiver(s) during the illness and grief support after the death. Hospice is something more that is available to the patient and the entire family when curative measures have been exhausted and life prognosis is 6 months or less.

​History of Hospice

In Western society, the concept of hospice has been evolving in Europe since the 11th century. Hospice were places of hospitality for the sick, wounded or dying, as well as those for travelers and pilgrims. The modern concept of hospice, includes palliative care for the incurably ill given in such institutions as hospitals or nursing homes. but also care provided to those who would rather spend their last months and days of life in their own homes.

It began to emerge in the 17th century, but many of the foundational principles by which modern hospice services operate were pioneered in the 1950s by Dame Cicely Saunders. when she opened St. Christopher’s Hospice in 1967. St. Christopher’s Hospice in London emphasized the multi-disciplinary approach to caring for the dying, the regular use of opioids to control physical pain and careful attention to social, spiritual and psychological suffering in patients and families.

Within the United States. the term is largely defined by the practices of the Medicare system and other health insurance providers, which make hospice care available, either in an inpatient facility or at the patient’s home, to patients with a terminal prognosis who are medically certified at hospice onset to have less than six months to live.

Hospice care also involves assistance for patients’ families to help them cope with what is happening and provide care and support to keep the patient at home.

In 1969, Elisabeth wrote On Death and Dying. coining the 5 stages of death: Shock/Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.


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